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10 Day trip from Athens to Mykonos, Samos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Istanbul

Want to add other islands, such as Santorini or Crete? Contact us! We can find the schedule to fit any budget and schedule!

Program

- Day 1 - Athens to Mykonos
Very early in the morning, we will transfer you from your hotel to Piraeus ferry port, and put you on a fast ferry to Mykonos Island. After arrival, we will meet you at the harbor and provide a transfer to your hotel, after check in the hotel you will have a full free day to relax and or explore the Island.
Overnight in Mykonos.

- Day 2 - Free day to Explore Mykonos - (B)
Breakfast provided in the hotel; today is free for you to explore Mykonos on your own.
Optional tour to Delos is available at your request.

Located in the middle of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands, thanks to its beaches with crystal-clear water, windmills, charming waterfront buildings, stunning archeological sites and excellent nightlife. Archaeological records here indicate that the Ionians settled Mykonos in the early part of the 11th century BC; more recent discoveries have uncovered ruins in Ftelia beach from the Neolithic-era Kares tribe dating back to 3,000 BC.
Overnight in Mykonos.

- Day 3 - Mykonos to Samos - (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the port and put you on a ferry to Samos Island. After arriving in Samos, you'll check into your hotel. and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight on Samos

- Day 4 - Samos to Kusadasi (Turkey) - (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the port for your ferry to the resort city of Kusadasi, Turkey. Hos geldiniz! Welcome!
After arriving in Kusadasi, you will be transferred to your hotel. Then, you will have a full free day to relax and explore Kusadasi on your own. Overnight on Kusadasi.

- Day 5 - Kusadasi - (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day tour of Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary
About the sites you will visit;
*Ephesus is the best-preserved classical cities from ancient times, and was inhabited by Greeks, Macedonians, Romans and Turks. St. Paul lived here circa 60 AD, when it was at its most populated at 250,000. During your visit, you'll walk its stony boulevards, stand in the grand theatre, marvel at the beauty of the Celsus Library, the agora, as well as the baths, giving you the unique chance to get up-close-and-personal with history by literally being able to walk into it.
*The Temple of Artemis is situated in serene countryside celebrates the Greek goddess Artemis, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who supplanted the Titan Selene as goddess of the Moon. This temple, known as Artemision in Greek times, was the largest of its kind at the world.
*The House of the Virgin Mary, (Turkish: Meryemana Evi), high on a hill overlooking the town of Selcuk, is where it is believed that St. Mary came to live with St. John the Baptist in the later years of her life. Masses are held here on Sundays.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

- Day 6 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Kusadasi _- (B/L)
In the morning, we will depart Kusadasi for a scenic drive south to Pamukkale. After arriving in Pamukkale, youíll check into your hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.
About the sites you will visit;
After breakfast, we will take you on a full-day tour of Pamukkale and its ancient sister city, Hieropolis.
* Pamukkale ("cotton castle" in Turkish) is the result of limestone formations created over thousands of years. Warm, calcium-rich mineral water from nearby hot springs flowed over these cliffs and, as these waters cooled, they deposited the calcium that we see today.
* Hieropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded as an ancient healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.
After the tour we will return to Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

- Day 7 - Kusadasi to Istanbul - (B)
In the morning, we will provide a transfer to the Izmir Airport and put you on a 1-hour flight to Istanbul.
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Istanbul on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

- Day 8 - Istanbul - (B/L)
After breakfast we will continue on the full day tour, including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace.
After the tour you will return to your hotel, or enjoy the rest of the day exploring Istanbul at your own pace.  
Overnight in Istanbul.

- Day 9 - Istanbul - (B)
After breakfast we will continue our exploration of Istanbul, including the Spice Bazaar and a cruise on the Bosphorus, which takes you though the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia. Along its shores, you will enjoy many photographic opportunities: the marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences.
You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the sea.
Overnight in Istanbul.

- Day 10 - Istanbul to Home - (B)
Gule, Gule! It is time to head for home. We will transfer you to the airport and wish you well, asking that you keep Turkey in your heart. We truly hope that our paths will cross again.

Total cost : __ per person in double ____ for single supplement -
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Includes:
* Centrally-located, distinctive hotels (with breakfasts)
* All of the land, ferry port and airport transfers
* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos Island
* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Samos island
* Ferry tickets from Samos to Kusadasi
* Flight tickets from Izmir to istanbul
* 1 full day tour - Santorini
* 1 full day tour - Ephesus
* 1 full day tour - Pamukkale
* 1 full day & 1 half-day tour in Istanbul
* Entrance fees, guide(s), lunches and transfers included with the tours
* All taxes and service charges

Want to add other destinations, such as Santorini, Crete, or Cappadocia? Contact us!

We can find the schedule to fit any budget and schedule!

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